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Nursing shortage felt across the country

“Everyday when I leave my job I want to make sure that I made a difference in somebody’s life,” said Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare registered nurse Diane Martin. In the 60’s the federal government stepped in to alleviate the nursing shortage.

Fast forward 50 years later the industry is once again struggling.

“Short staffing has always prevented us from doing a good job,” said Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice registered nurse Nadereh Nasseri. “So when that happens I think that’s a dangerous situation which we face quite often.”